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Old 10-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Here is a nice target/shooting stand I have developed for any of you interested. It is easy to build, and works really well with taller grass or uneven ground. You can change the cardboard backing or the target real easily. If any of you need more detail, email me at possumal57@gmail.com.



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Old 10-20-2014, 03:04 PM
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Good thinking! I hope a lot of folks follow your lead. It is so much easier to get out and shoot when you have a lightweight, portable target stand. I recently made one to replace the heavy one I've used for 30+ years. The old stand was getting heavier with every year of age.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:30 PM
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I know what you mean, Weasel. It is also relatively easy to build a nice portable benchrest. Lowe's and other stores of that type sell the folding legs and you can cut out a piece of plywood to the size you need. I also covered mine with rubber to make it non skid, and it is dandy to setup real quick and do some serious shooting.
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I built my bench 20 or so years ago. I had scrounged a piece of plywood that was light weight and real nice looking. I think it was originally meant for furniture.

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Old 10-22-2014, 01:34 PM
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Here are measurements and a materials list the way I build them. Obviously, you can substitute other materials.

2 pieces pvc 1 1/4" outside, 32" long
4 pieces pvc 1 1/4" outside, 48" long
6 90 degree elbows
2 pieces 1 x 4 western cedar 34 1/2" long
2 3/8" bolts 3 1/2" long
2 nuts and washers
4 sheet metal screws to attach boards
4 tent stakes like Walmart sells
1 corrugated cardboard 26" x 30"
6 screws and washers to hold cardboard on wood

The bottom cross piece of pvc has 2 holes drilled through, and the two elbows on the ends of the legs have holes drilled through for the 4 tent stakes to go through.

The combination of the legs and the cross piece allow you to level in virtually any terrain

This setup is very stable in windy conditions.

I use roofing nails or tape to attach my targets, and also use the Caldwell peel & stick types.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:44 PM
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Al, do you have an estimate of total cost?
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If I remember right, it was about $20.00 including the 4 tent stakes from Walmart. If you opt to use something like gutter spikes or similar nails, you can cut the cost down some.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:00 AM
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I like it . for $20.00 and you could put multiple targets on it. Can you imagine letting some use to sight in and they hit the pipes? I just started to use the plain white corrugated signs that you can get from Wal-Mart. Slap a peel and stick target on, slide the rods through the sign, stick it in the ground. There around $2.00. The down side is they don't stand very tall.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:36 AM
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If anybody hits the pvc or the wood on this setup, they would be dangerous characters. If it ever happened, it would be simple to replace the damaged part.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:18 PM
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Not to take away for your excellent idea but another good target stand is the metal realtor sign holders
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